Shellder

Shellder
シェルダー
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Muk < Shellder > Cloyster
Species
Type
Bivalve Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#90
Height
Weight
1′ (0.3m)
8.8 lbs. (4kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
190
Tier
EV Yield
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Shellder (シェルダー) is the 90th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and it is known as the Bivalve Pokémon.

Shellder can use one of two Abilities: Shell Armor, which protects it from taking a Critical Hit, or Skill Link, an Ability that allows moves that hit from two to five times to always hit five times. Shellder's Hidden Ability is the Overcoat Ability. This protects it from taking damage as the result of the effects of the weather.

Shellder can evolve into a Cloyster once a Water Stone is used on it.

Shellder is in the Water 3 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Shellder 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Shellder is a purple shell-like Pokémon. The shell has a top and bottom piece with the front part being open and Shellder's face being visible. There are four spikes on this shell, two on the top and two at the bottom. Inside its shell is it's face/body with the coloration of black. It has two large eyes with small, black pupils and it has a pink tongue that pokes out.

Gender Differences

Shellder has no gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Shellder can be caught in the wild at Route 6, Route 11, Route 19, Route 20, Route 21, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island and Seafoam Islands in Pokémon Red and Blue, either by walking or fishing with the Super Rod. In Pokémon Yellow, it can be found at Route 17, Route 18 and at the harbor of Vermilion City by using the Super Rod.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, Shellder can be caught at Route 26, Route 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City, Pallet Town and the harbor of Vermilion City by fishing with either the Good Rod or Super Rod.

In Pokémon FireRed, Shellder can be caught in the wild at Cinnabar Island, Icefall Cave, One Island, and Pallet Town by fishing with the Super Rod.

Shellder can be caught using a Super Rod at the south end of Route 205, Valley Windworks and Fuego Ironworks in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it can be caught in the wild at Route 20, Route 21, Route 26, Route 27, Route 41, Route 47, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City and Cinnabar Island using either the Good Rod or Super Rod.

In Pokémon Black and White, Shellder can be caught in the wild at Route 13, Undella Town and Undella Bay by fishing. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, it can be caught at Route 13, Undella Town, Seaside Cave and Humilau City also by fishing.

Shellder can be caught in Pokémon Y at Route 8 by using the Good Rod.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Shellder can be caught in the wild at Kala'e Bay at fishing spots.

Spin-Off Games

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Movies

Manga

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Shellder is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of competitive battling, as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue 5% Seafoam Islands: B2F
Red/Blue 15% Seafoam Islands: B3F
Red/Blue 19% Seafoam Islands: 1F
Red/Blue 25% Seafoam Islands: B1F, B4F
Red/Blue 25% (Super Rod) Route 19, Route 20, Route 21, Cinnabar Island, Seafoam Islands: B3F, B4F
Red/Blue 50% (Super Rod) Route 6, Route 11, Vermilion City
Yellow 10% (Super Rod) Vermilion City: Harbor
Yellow 30% (Super Rod) Route 17
Yellow 60% (Super Rod) Route 18
Gold/Silver/Crystal 10% (Good Rod) Route 26, Route 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City: Harbor, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Vermilion City: Harbor
Gold/Silver/Crystal 30% (Super Rod) Route 26, Route 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave, Olivine City: Harbor, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Vermilion City: Harbor
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed 40% (Super Rod) Cinnabar Island, Icefall Cave: 1F Room 3, One Island, Pallet Town
LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 5% (Super Rod) Route 205: South, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks
HeartGold/SoulSilver 3% (Good Rod) Route 20, Route 21, Route 26, Route 27, Route 41, Route 47, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
HeartGold/SoulSilver 30% (Super Rod) Route 20, Route 21, Route 26, Route 27, Route 41, Route 47, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
Black/White 30% (Fish) Route 13, Undella Town, Undella Bay
Black/White 60% (Fish) Route 13, Undella Town, Undella Bay (Shaking Spots)
Black 2/White 2 30% (Fish) Route 13, Undella Town, Seaside Cave, Humilau City
Black 2/White 2 65% (Fish) Route 13, Undella Town, Seaside Cave, Humilau City (Shaking Spots)
X None Transfer or Trade
Y 30% (Good Rod) Route 8
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon 1% (Fish) Kala'e Bay
Sun/Moon 20% (Fish) Kala'e Bay (Rippling)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Blue Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Yellow The shell can withstand any attack. However, when it is open, the tender body is exposed.
II Gold It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
Silver Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
Crystal Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.
III Ruby At night, this Pokémon uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, Shellder closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
Sapphire At night, this Pokémon uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, Shellder closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
Emerald At night, it burrows a hole in the seafloor with its broad tongue to make a place to sleep. While asleep, it closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
FireRed It is encased in a shell that is harder than diamond. Inside, however, it is surprisingly tender.
LeafGreen Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
IV Diamond It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Pearl It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Platinum It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
HeartGold It swims facing backward by opening and closing its two-piece shell. It is surprisingly fast.
SoulSilver Grains of sand trapped in its shells mix with its body fluids to form beautiful pearls.
V Black It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
White It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
Black 2 It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
White 2 It swims backward by opening and closing its two shells. Its large tongue is always kept hanging out.
VI X Its hard shell repels any kind of attack. It is vulnerable only when its shell is open.
Y Clamping on to an opponent reveals its vulnerable parts, so it uses this move only as a last resort.
Omega Ruby At night, this Pokémon uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, Shellder closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
Alpha Sapphire At night, this Pokémon uses its broad tongue to burrow a hole in the seafloor sand and then sleep in it. While it is sleeping, Shellder closes its shell, but leaves its tongue hanging out.
VII Sun The hardness of its shell surpasses the hardness of a diamond. In days gone by, people used the shells to make shields.
Moon This Pokémon’s tongue is always hanging out. It uses its tongue with great dexterity to dig up sand from the seabed in its search for food.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
30
. 170 264 .
Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Def
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
25
49 55 149 163
Speed
40
76 85 179 196

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
4 Withdraw Water.gif -- -- Other.png
8 Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
13 Icicle Spear Ice.gif 25 100 Physical.png
16 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
20 Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
25 Clamp Water.gif 35 85 Physical.png
28 Ice Shard Ice.gif 40 100 Physical.png
32 Razor Shell Water.gif 75 95 Physical.png
37 Aurora Beam Ice.gif 65 100 Special.png
40 Whirlpool Water.gif 35 85 Special.png
44 Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
49 Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
52 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
56 Shell Smash Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
61 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Ring Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Avalanche Ice.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Barrier Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Bubble Beam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Icicle Spear Ice.gif 25 100 Physical.png
Mud Shot Ground.gif 55 95 Special.png
Rapid Spin Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Rock Blast Rock.gif 25 90 Physical.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Twineedle Bug.gif 25 100 Physical.png
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 140*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 100 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Shellder

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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